Monday Recap for the Week of Dec. 13-19, 2010
The Genealogy Sphere
- More celebrities sign on to trace their genealogy (Denver Post) – Guests are revealed for the new season of Who Do You Think You Are.
- Tracing the Past Street by Street with AddressingHistory (Programmable Web) – Very interesting app for Scottish researchers.
- Distance Teaching in Genealogy (Famhist Blog) – Lee provides some great tips on how to conduct remote learning for genealogists.
- Iowa families preserve recipes for future generations (Des Moines Register) – Do you have a family cookbook? I use mine every time I make lasagna
- Family Tree Week (The Messenger) – The UK’s inaugural family history awareness campaign kicks off next week. Interestingly, their survey says 42% of responders have already begun researching their family history. That’s a pretty good percentage.
- Word Lens: Augmented Reality App Translates Street Signs Instantly (Wired) – Very cool app that I had a chance to test this weekend. My review: still has a little bit of work to go, but it’s definitely magical the first time you see it work.
- Find out what’s in a word, or five, with the Google Books Ngram Viewer (Google) – Definitely worth checking out for its significance in research, both of language itself and for historical trends.
- Applying The Scientific Method to Genealogical Research (Steve Danko) – A great, running series (this is part 1, with future articles linked at the bottom) for treating genealogy as more than just a hobby.
- Mac or Windows for Genealogy? (About.com) – Kimberly: They both have web browsers
- Updates: Removing Media and Private Profile Discussions – A couple minor enhancements.
- Featured Project: American Football Players – Reveals some great profiles for football players past and present.
- Geni API Feedback – Some initial feedback on the Geni API.
- Translating Websites – We announce the release of our translation software to the open source community.
- Visiting Cemeteries – Genealogy tips for trips to find your ancestors’ gravestones.
- Introducing the Geni API – Our official release of the Geni API.
- Season of Sharing – Guest article by Grant Brunner with some good tips for the holidays.
- Interview with Todd Knowles – Short interview with a sharp genealogist.
- Family Tree Tuesday: Charlotte Gainsbourg – We highlight the talented tree of the actor/singer.
- Introducing Surname Pages – Surname pages have been a big hit in the past week. Have you checked yours out yet?
- Monday Recap for the Week of Dec. 6-12, 2010 – Last week’s recap.
Last Week’s Highlighted Profiles
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